When looking for a town to raise a family in, you will be really concerned about safety, quality of education, and family-friendly amenities. These 11 Illinois towns have everything you want for your family and more.
This affluent northern Chicago suburb has the very best in the way of education, parks and recreation, and other family friendly amenities. It may not be the most affordable for all families, but it is a great place to raise kids.
Libertyville isn't the cheapest town to live in either, but your money gets you incredible schools and an awesome community. Rich with history and enhanced by town festivals, this is a place no one in the family will be bored to live in.
O'Fallon is an affordable, pretty town with a strong community. Along with good schools and a nice library, kids will enjoy the parks and pool.
This affluent suburb has some of the best schools in Illinois and is among the safest towns. Parks, sledding hills, and skate parks will ensure that the kids won't get too restless.
This quiet town doesn't have a ton going on, and that means the kids can't get into too much trouble. That said, the town certainly isn't dead. There is plenty in the way of biking, hiking, skating, and getting involved in sports.
Excellent school districts, a fantastic children's museum, and plenty of community activities for children makes this a great place to raise a family. Safe neighborhoods provide extra piece of mind for parents.
This upper-middle class town is minutes from Chicago. The Elmhurst Historical Museum is a great place to educate kids (outside of the awesome schools), and you can tire them out at one of the 22 parks in town.
8. Lake Zurich
Lake Zurich constantly is on the list of best family-friendly cities, as high as number 1. This is because of the incredible quality of schools, and also its affordability for most families.
This town has been listed in the Top 10 towns for families before. Strong schools, an excellent parks and recreation department, and a warm community make this a great place to raise your family.
Normal is all about education, with a slew of great public schools, private schools, and even universities. This is also the place to immerse the kids in nature, as there is a Children and Elders Forest and the Children's Discovery Museum.
Grayslake is a town where people will recognize you and acknowledge you. It is great for families, offering activities and annual festivals for the kids.